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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
My close friend of 15 years with whom I've developed an intimate relationship with recently has a problem. She was addicted to pain pills for a couple years then got help. However, I know she's not better. I see her eyes rolling. Her eyes get heavy. She talks slower than normal. And then the other half of the time she is very energetic. Probably because she is prescribed Adderall. She always lies and makes excuses and it kills me. I can't confront her or accuse her because she gets so defensive and I don't want to push her away from me. I want to help. But I don't know how. I'm desperate
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Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

There is no easy answer in these situations, and the approach that works well for one person may not work well for another.

However, an approach that is commonly used is to honestly and lovingly address your observations and concerns about her behavior. Your descriptions of her behavior should be objective descriptions of her behavior, not your interpretations of what may be behind the behavior, and then you should describe how it makes you feel.

It also may work better to have a similar discussion that includes many close friends and family. If one person describes a behavior, it is relatively easy for the individual to discount that one person's perspective. But if a number of close friends and family describe similar behaviors, then it is more difficult to discount the multiple perspectives.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How would I go about approaching her parents about this? I've known them as long as I've known her but I'm afraid to say anything to them. I don't know how they don't see what's going on but I don't want them be upset with me for bringing it up.

There also is no single approach that works for every situation. But the most common would be to say to the parents that you would like their input because you have seen some behavior that is causing some concern and would like to know whether they have seen any similar behavior or have some similar concerns. You can then share your objective observations about the behavior that is concerning.

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